On our walk through the village we came across this small cave - Cueva de las Campanas. It is lovely with lights inside and a bench to sit on :)
Outside the cave there were trees with pomegranates, very lovely.
It is wonderful walking through the village of Ojén. Being situated in a hill the walk is a bit steep at times. This village is so typical of Spain, white houses, colourful flowers everywhere. But there was something so special about Ojén, it was so peaceful that I almost felt like we were intruding ;) Only on the main square did I see some live. There was a beautiful fountain and the parish church Parroquia de la Encarnación.
Before you enter the town of Ojén you reach a view-platform with breathtaking views of the village Ojén, the mountains, Marbella and the ocean. It is must to stop there and enjoy this view before you enter the village.
The fountain, built on the site of a former fountain in the XIX century. It´s a drinking fountain wity five spouts built in 1905 under the instructions of Pedro Sanchez, and was also used at the beginning of the XX centu as a water trough.
Construida en 1905, en el emplazamiento de otra datada a inicios del siglo XIX. Antiguamente era el abastecimiento de agua para la gente del pueblo. Hoy día, su sonido sigue llenando la plaza de alegría.
Originally an Arabian mosque, it was rebuilt in 1505 as a church by order of the Archbishop of Seville. The minaret from ther former Muslim mosque was conserved and mdified to be used as a bell tower. The church was built over the original builiding in the XVI century after the Moorish rebelion. At the beginning of the XVIII century, several reforms were made affecting tha presbytery and side chapels.
Mezquita en la época árabe, fue reconstruida en el año 1505 como iglesia por orden del Arzobispo de Sevilla. De la antigua mezquita se conserva el alminar, modificado para su uso como campanario. La iglesia fue construida sobre la construcción original en el siglo XVI después de la revelión de los moriscos. A principios del Siglo XVIII se efectuaron diversas reformas en el presbiterio y capillas laterales.
Museum of Wine.
An old distillerie now used as a museum for local wines, and winemaking implements.
Entrance is free but you are welcome to taste and buy some of the local products.
Small and beautiful cave where you can seat and have a break on the bench inside it.
Pequeña y bonita cueva donde puedes descansar en el banco que hay.